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Grant victorious in wet weather

Sometimes even the most ardent golfers
are tested by the weather. That was the case
on Saturday when a small field started, but
a smaller field finished on a cold and wet
winter’s day.
It was even too much for the club’s
fearless golfing leader John Irwin and his
trusty crew, who ‘pulled the pin’ after two
holes and were seen a short time later
drinking hot cups of tea in the clubhouse
(which, we believe, is a first in itself).
Earlier players had the best of the
conditions, with afternoon scores generally
reflecting the tough going.
A grade winner with 38 points was Troy
Grant, on countback from Chris Thomson,
and in B grade Russell Begg had 34 to beat
Mark Ritchie on 33.
On Monday there was a small field for the
veterans’ comp. Rita Barnes again showed
that age does not weary them with a
winning score of 35, from Jack Peacock on
Wednesday’s stableford had an excellent
field of more than 60, and as a consequence
there were three grades.
A grade winner with 39 points was Ian
Fuller from Brian Bourke with 38 which
included five birdies. In B grade Cory
Liefting had 40, one clear of runner-up Tony
Tonta, and in C grade Lee Pattinson scored
40 points to win by two from Wayne
Last Thursday the ladies played stableford.
A grade winner was Trish Katt with 34
points, from Kerran Leetham on 33, and in B
grade Pam Jarratt won on a countback from
Pam Larcombe, scoring 34.
Tomorrow is a fourball best ball stableford
and first round of the Eastman knockout,
and Sunday is the mixed foursomes
In the clubhouse, if you missed Peter
Seely’s gourmet pizzas last Friday night, do
yourself a favour and don’t miss out tonight.
Those in attendance last week will attest
that they’re the best pizzas in town, and at
$10 each are sensational value.
You may even take home the $5000
Joker’s Wild prize, or the member’s jackpot
which is $500 this week. Meat raffle tickets
are on sale from 6pm and these get you in
the draw for Joker’s Wild.
Also, don’t forget the Volunteers’ Day
coming up on Sunday July 1, with 10am nine
hole comp, followed by lunch. Please advise
June if you are attending.
There’s also Christmas In July on Friday
July 13, featuring a three course traditional
Christmas dinner including prawns. Get
together a table of eight, or let June know
you are attending and your seats can be
Finally, thanks to everyone who was on
the ball last week following our revelation of
a ‘hole in one’ on the 18th. Of course the
incorrect announcement on the results
screen can be avoided if you enter your
stroke score in the computer, not your
stableford score ie. enter 7 (as in strokes),
not 1 (as in points). Glad to see plenty of
people are reading the column!
Last week’s results:
Saturday June 16, single stableford:
A grade T Grant 38, c/b C Thomson; B
grade R Begg 34, c/b M Ritchie.
Ball comp: T Grant, C Thomson, P Joice,
N Nicholas, V Kelly, R Begg, M Ritchie, c/o
NTP: 2nd V Kelly, F McCalman; 5th B
Barlow; 9th L Chappell; 11th C Thomson, R
Armytage; 13th C Thomson. Golden hole B
Monday June 18, veterans:
R Barnes 35, r/u J Peacock 32.
Ball comp: Y Holmes, N Purtill, J
Metcalfe, A Gorsuch, c/b 26.
Wednesday June 20, single stableford:
A grade I Fuller 39, r/u B Bourke 38; B
grade C Liefting 40, r/u T Tonta 39; C grade
L Pattinson 40, r/u W Jamieson 38.
Ball comp: L Pattinson, A Tonta, D Wells,
G Bessell, B Bourke, B Jennings, P Joice, B
Barlow, J Rhook, R Lawrence, R Landy,
Chris Thomson, C Liefting, W Jamieson, N
Purtill, G Rothwell, L Chappell, I Fuller, B
Cohen, R Armytage, c/o 35.
NTP: J Poka jnr, B Landy. Golden hole W
Thursday June 14, ladies stableford:
A grade T Catt 34, r/u K Leetham 33; B
grade P Jarratt 34, c/b P Larcombe.
Ball comp: L O’Brien, J Armytage, A
Ferguson, K Jennings, R Barnes, S Butcher,
c/o 27.
NTP: 9th J Armytage, 11th S Cohen.
Tuesday June 19, ladies nine hole stroke:
K Zanatta 59-271⁄2-311⁄2, runner-up P Taylor
Ball comp: D Wharton, M Sharp, V
Barnes, A Everitt.
Putting: J Hobson 14 putts c/b.
NTP: S Aitken.